Doctor of Philosophy majoring in Geohydrology
NQF Exit Level 10
Minimum total credits: 360

For full-time students, the minimum period of enrolment is two (2) years. Students are generally expected to complete their studies within four (4) years. For part-time students the minimum period of enrolment is four (4) years. Students are generally expected to complete their studies within six (6) years for a doctoral degree. 

After completion of this module, the student will have displayed independent research skills, the ability to formulate a specific research question, and the methodology to systematically investigate the research question at hand. The results of the research will be presented in a thesis written according to academic standards.

In accordance with the stipulations of a Faculty Board, as contained in the Faculty rules, a Doctoral Degree may be presented in the form of one (1) of the following options:

* the submission of a doctoral thesis (three hundred and sixty (360) credits), or
* three (3) academic interrelated, publishable manuscripts/published articles and papers and, in certain fields, creative work such as artefacts, compositions, public performances and public exhibitions in partial fulfilment of the research requirements (three hundred and sixty (360) credits).

Lecturers involved

Prof Abdon Atangana
Prof Modreck Gomo
Prof Francois Fourie
Prof Kai Witthüser
Dr Fanie de Lange
Dr Paul Lourens 
Dr Eelco Lukas  

Codes for registration

Module code: GEHR9100     
Programme code: B4940     
Plan code: BC490034


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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